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Royal Bank of Scotland Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 665 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Chief Executive Ross McEwan

Ross McEwan

(42 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is fair and constant monitoring of your growth as an individual here (in 163 reviews)

  • Nice work environment at Stamford CT, state of the art building and work spaces (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is pathetic for some departments (in 16 reviews)

  • Commute, Poorly managed areas and senior management constantly change gears (in 27 reviews)

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    I was a summer analyst in corporate finance/capital markets area in their U.S. headquarters.

    Summer Analyst (Former Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsCan make descent money, great hours compared to other investment banks,

    ConsIn stamford ct., don't do much advising pretty much just provide financing, not terribly interesting people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent US operation hampered by financially troubled parent

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGlobal name recognition, great benefits, top rated employees

    ConsLimited US footprint, not much innovation going on.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst Work Experience of My Life!!! Possible Employees Beware!!!

    Manager (Former Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsGood starting base pay, and work life balance. That's about it.

    ConsHorrible Management, Culture (i.e. Nobody cares about their job). Very petty work environment. No direction from Upper Management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHires more competent Directors, V.P.s, etc.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging

    Compliance Analyst (Current Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsHigh turnover therefore opportunities to step up and learn abound. Easy access to senior management if you are willing to put in work.

    ConsPoor pay, no raises or bonuses. Terrible commute from NYC. Bureaucracy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation needs to be improved.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Royal Bank of Scotland could be better.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHuge Global Presence, many branches

    ConsNo opportunities for growth or development at present.

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    Was Outstanding...

    Trader (Current Employee) Stamford, CT

    Pros...prior to the government takeover. My review is based on that timeframe, which I understand is very different from now. Excellent pay and bonuses. Managers that had reasonable expectations and looked out for their employees. Allowed a lot of latitude to do the job as seen best fit. The very best earned promotions, the average kept their jobs, the worst got removed- just the way it should be. Outstanding benefits even compared to peer group.

    ConsUpper management all in the UK, which meant USA employees sometimes felt left out. Missteps by a few cost a lot of people money and jobs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThings are different from when I was there so no comment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to get your foot in the door

    Operations Analyst (Current Employee) Taylorsville, UT

    Pros-Competitive starting salary with excellent benefits package
    -Excellent experience with a company that seeks recent college graduates
    -Opportunity to learn valuable skills in international banking

    Cons-Company performance still suffering from financial crisis
    -Limited opportunities to move up the ladder
    -Operations last chosen to receive any financial increases

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    London driven, weak local management, poor strategy, but good people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people, common purpose, good balance

    ConsPoor leadership, no strategy, infighting

    Advice to Senior ManagementChoose a direction, move forward

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    no room for growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospeople are laid back and great to work with

    Consno room for growth and seniority matters. So suggestions go unheard. Some managers and seniors are too proud to listen to others. Some managers probably should never been managers and find excuses to avoid work; company also finds excuse to avoid bonus payout. Lack of recognition or awards.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to what others are saying. Don't look shoot down everyone's inputs and thoughts. Just because you don't think it'll work. Some advice are actually worth the time to look into. Also, please stop looking for scapegoats whenever stuff doesn't work out. It creates a very hostile environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good expereince work wise, but a lot of uncertainty in most US locations excluding Stamford, CT

    Prime Brokerage Analyst (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsFast paced enviornment, great co-workers.

    ConsLack of long term outlook in some areas

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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